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Lightwell7
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Plague Catapults

Sat May 04, 2019 11:23 pm

Anyone found a way to make this work?
Can't perform any kind of sneaky hit-and-run. You have to attack multiple times to really get the damage going, and it's a slow-moving unit.
Can't beat out its alternatives as far as siege go (Marauders, Mule Artillery, Saboteurs, etc.).
Works fairly well for blocking ranged damage, but I'm pretty sure this won't really work against a human player.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Plague Catapults

Sun May 05, 2019 3:29 am

afaik, plague catapults are used for debuffing enemy armies rather than for direct siege. They should be backed up with other military units for best results.
 
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Re: Plague Catapults

Sun May 05, 2019 3:21 pm

Tested: They hurt my armies, and can't keep up in a battle. The initial volley works fine, but nobody can then move through there. Still too slow for much offensive use. Better to use the machine gun or the Mule artillery.
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Re: Plague Catapults

Mon May 06, 2019 9:26 am

Romania right now is kinda just broken in general, would recommend waiting for devs to fix the civ. 
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Re: Plague Catapults

Fri May 24, 2019 8:56 am

Plague catapult does do damage, but it does so gradually, by Gaia. I suggest getting like 2-3 to fire at the same unit to see the effect. It does its job rather well in those massive 200 unit slogfests

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